Pictured above: Our FISH family of staff and volunteers celebrate togetherness at the annual holiday party! "Let Us Care, Let Us Care, Let Us Care!"
Caring For Broomfield Together
Thanks to the incredible generosity of our community, FISH and four other local nonprofits were able to surpass all of our fundraising goals on Colorado Gives Day this year! FISH received donations from 190 people, totaling just over $65,000 as part of the statewide day of giving. We want to thank everyone who contributed, as well as our nonprofit partners and Gordon Biersch at Flatirons Mall for hosting our reception.Thanks also to the Community First Foundation and First Bank for making donations go further through the $1.5 million incentive fund!
CO Health Foundation Grant Supports Keeping Families Housed Program at FISH
This fall FISH was awarded a two year grant from the Colorado Health Foundation to support our Keeping Families Housed pilot program. As a result, we were able to hire a full-time Housing Advocate Manager, Sharon Tessier, and a part-time Bilingual Resource and Referral Specialist, Jelithza Minaya, who started work at FISH in mid-December. The goal of Keeping Families Housed is to prevent homelessness and promote long-term family stability and well-being. We anticipate supporting up to 30 families through this program. Look for more news in 2020!
Broomfield Evening Rotary Makes
Holidays Brighter for Families
Many of the people who visit FISH are under tremendous pressure, whether it's due to a job loss, a health crisis, or a death in the family. The stress of the holidays often makes life even more challenging. FISH is grateful to the Broomfield Evening Rotary Club for their donation of 500 gift cards for our families in need during the holidays. One family told us, " We have been incredibly blessed by this organization and I just want to thank you for being generous, kind, non-judgmental and providing hope !"
Cold Weather Collaboration
Did you know that FISH collaborates with 30+ organizations to ensure that families can thrive? One recent collaboration is for cold weather care. Called "The Code Blue Warming Center Network," this group helps provide unhoused neighbors with a warm place to sleep on extremely cold nights from October to April. Many local nonprofits, faith institutions, and City and County of Broomfield departments have come together to make this initiative happen. If you'd like to volunteer or have a mid-sized trailer (12-16 feet) you'd like to donate to the cause, please contact Marrty Dormish here .
Volunteer Spotlight: Destiny Thompson
This month FISH would like to feature Destiny Thompson, who started volunteering in our marketplace and warehouse in 2013! Destiny knows how to keep busy on Tuesday mornings and can often be found sorting donations, stocking shelves and keeping Mike Lutz, our Food Operations Manager, on his toes. She also helps families carry groceries to their car, no matter the weather! We appreciate Destiny's dedication, teamwork, and sense of humor as a longtime FISH volunteer!
Pictured above: Staff from Scaled Agile came to volunteer at FISH and made stockings for our families. They also donated $10,000 to support our neighbors in need!

Up and Coming
  • Learn more about ways to get involved in FISH at the monthly volunteer orientation on Wednesday, January 9th from 10 to 11 am at 6 Garden Center. For more details or to register, please e-mail Sharin.oliver@broomfieldfish.org.
  • Join FISH for two different dine-out nights in January! On Wednesday, January 8th, if you eat at Noodles at 4530 West 121st Avenue between 4 and 8 pm, they will donate 25% of the proceeds back to FISH. On Wednesday, January 29th, there will be a dine-out night at Chipotle near 120th and Sheridan from 4 to 8 pm, with 33% of the proceeds donated to FISH. Take the night off from cooking and be sure to tell them you are supporting FISH.
  • Want to learn more about how to prepare for emergencies? FISH is part of Broomfield's Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) and there will be a workshop at 6 Garden Center on Monday, January 13th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Learn more at www.broomfieldvoad.org.
  • The Broomfield Early Childhood Council will host a partnership meeting on Wednesday, January 15th from 3 to 5 pm at 6 Garden Center. This is open to all and is an opportunity to connect, learn and network with others who care about early childhood education.
  • Check out adult and family fun activities at our partner spaces, INVENT HQ by clicking here and Broomfield Museums by clicking here. Free workshops and drop-in sessions are available.
Many Thanks to Our CO Gives Day Donors!
Feeding Families and Fueling Hope